Canberra Chapter News

NatMeet XII ladies polo

Get your Team NSW NatMeet regalia

04 December 2015 / Bryan Shedden

In the fine tradition of our Club’s strong attendance at NatMeet, our Regalia team has designed a special range of "Team NSW" clothing for NatMeet XII in Tasmania.

Soft Tops Online NA cloth top

Soft Tops Online Christmas Special

03 December 2015 / Soft Tops Online

Our Major Sponsor, Soft Tops Online, have wished us all a happy and safe Christmas. They have a small Christmas special on offer that members might be interested in.

Fish And Chips Run – Steampacket Hotel – Nelligen

27 November 2015 / Malcolm Bernhardt

The SteamPacket is your atypical country pub, but their fish and chips lunches had been recommended, and they have an excellent outdoor beer garden.

The Great Gippsland Gallivant

27 November 2015 / Bob Judd and Bricet Klören

On Saturday, 24 October, our gallant band of Gallivanters departed from Hume for nine day, eight night, 2,200 km trip around the Gippsland region of Victoria.

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Canberra Chapter Movie and Dinner Outing

27 November 2015 / Bricet Klören

On Friday, 20 November the MX5 Club of NSW - Canberra Chapter Social Committee organised another dinner and movie outing for members and friends.

Lunch in the Hills of Hall

12 November 2015 / Story: Ken Keeling; Photos: Tony McDonald & Ken Keeling

This year our “Gourmet Gallop in Spring” moved to The Hills of Hall with the Vineyard Café at Brindabella Hills Winery the venue.

Marques in the Park

12 November 2015 / Words & Photos: Tony McDonald

Once again, the annual Marques in the Park (MITP) event was held in glorious Canberra early summer weather, with just a few clouds around later in the day to help keep the temperature down.

Help required at next MX-5 Club track day

08 November 2015 / David Lawler

Please help your fellow club members by assisting at the next track day or motorkhana

MX5 Goes to the Movies

01 November 2015 / Jennifer Le

On Friday evening, the 9th of October 2015, a small group of MX5/ movie enthusiasts met at the Tuggeranong Limelight Cinema to view Matt Damon's most recent blockbuster... “The Martian”.

MX5 Ten Pin Bowling Afternoon

01 November 2015 / Words and photos: Jennifer Le

A small but essentially competitive group of socially minded MX5 enthusiasts met at the Tuggeranong Ten Pin Bowling alley.

2015 President's Award - Keith Monaghan (photo by Mel Keller)

Annual General Meeting & Awards Presentation

30 October 2015 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Mel Keller

The AGM of the MX-5 Club of NSW was held on Wednesday 21 October 2015 at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club. Read on for all the reports, new Committee members, and awards recipients.

Club Presidents, past and present, cut the cake for our Club's 25th Anniversary

MX-5 Club 25th Anniversary Celebration

21 October 2015 / Words & Photos by Mel Keller, Photos by Grant Webber & Jay Flak

In these days of disposable everything, it is rare that something can last for 25 years. Not only has the MX-5 Club of NSW survived for quarter of a century, it has thrived. So how best to mark this unique achievement?

EuroNCAP crash test of the ND MX-5

ND gets crash tested

08 October 2015 / EuroNCAP

The new ND MX-5 has achieved a four star rating in the latest round of EuroNCAP testing published on 7 October. Watch the crash test video if you have a strong stomach!

Gary Nobrega's NA6 at 2015 MX-5 Show - photo by Jacob Flak

25th Anniversary MX-5 Show Results

28 September 2015 / Words by Michael Soulos, Photos by Jacob Flak

A mammoth total of 147 MX-5s parked in the grounds of Ottimo House on Sunday 27 September 2015 for our 25th Anniversary Celebration. Not all of them entered the competition for the MX-5 Show but many did. Twelve trophies and eighteen Certificates of Merit were awarded to our members. A list of the results is now available.

Jinba Ittai Go Kart Challenge

25 September 2015 / Words by Kerri Langworthy-Ward, Photos by Mel Keller & Bryan Shedden

Another epic day for the inter-chapter go kart challenge. Five chapters were represented on the day. Which chapter would challenge Sydney for the title?

Nulon Tech Night 2015

Nulon Tech Night

17 September 2015 / Words & Photos by Keith Monaghan

50 of our members attended another great Nulon Tech Night on 16 July 2015. This being our second tech night with Nulon, this time they took us through gearbox and diff oils and their effect on the various MX-5 models.

A Riverina Ramble

13 September 2015 / Ken Keeling

Some considerable time ago I made a passing comment that the wines of the Riverina, particularly the irrigated vines of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA), had quite a bit of history behind them. This gave rise to a weekend run being scheduled for August 2015.

Christmas in July Lunch 2015

03 August 2015 / Dennis Wicklander

It was the making of a white Christmas. Plenty of freezing temperatures, blizzard winds and teaming rain was the order of the day.

Red, White & Blue Run 2015

Red, White & Blue Run

06 July 2015 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Keith Monaghan and Bryan Shedden

The Red, White & Blue Run recreated the first ever club run from Waterfall to Kiama and back, on the 25th anniversary of that event.

Club Regalia Logo - 25th Anniversary

Announcing our new Business Directory

12 June 2015 / Glenn Thomas

Our Business Directory gives club members the opportunity to promote their business, and you will benefit from the deals & discounts they offer. Ads will also be accepted from non-members on the condition that a discount or other benefit is offered to club members. Some offers on Automotive Products are already available to club members.